Children of the Light

Our Vision

To have a fully equipped, easily accessible learning centre that provides quality education to many children in Ghana.

To become an educational training resource provider in Ghana and create CotL branches of the organisation.

Our Achievements

Through donations, CotL has built a Learning Centre in Ghana’s Eastern Region which was officially opened in August 2019. Although the centre is not fully complete, we have come a long way since construction started in 2009. A large playing field has been created and a variety of trees have been planted on the property. The construction of the front wall, driveway, and gate are also complete and in addition to the main building, a tower for water tanks, a storage room, and an additional washroom have been built.

In October 2021, we opened our first branch of CotL in a remote village in Northern Ghana. We were given the use of a small building that needed repairs. The building consisted of two small rooms and a verandah. We restored the small building and filled one room with books, teaching resources, and art and craft supplies. The second room is used for storage of our kitchen equipment. The small centre was officially opened on the 30th of October 2021. Classes at the branch are held every Saturday in the classrooms of the nearby public school.

Many of our past students have ventured onto higher education and careers and our current students continue to benefit with the program, acquiring a vast amount of knowledge and skills.

Planning Ahead

  • Build up our monthly donor support to help us with the monthly operational costs, special programs and our bi-monthly visits to the street children
  • Complete the entire Learning Centre (Headquarters of CotL) in the Eastern Region
    1.  To have a fixed and stable solution to our ongoing electrical issues
    2.  Add an additional filtering system to our water supply
    3. Secure the grounds with a fence wall
    4. Continue the landscaping work on the grounds
    5. Purchase additional classroom furniture and IT equipment
  • Upgrade the primary vehicle
  • Purchase a bus
  • Build a library and office with living quarters at our branch in Northern Ghana